Bear Bottom and River Trail Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews

Bear Bottom and River Trail Loop is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bentonville, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles
482 feet

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


Saturday, April 23, 2016

this trail should not be rated difficult. it is relatively flat only a couple hundred in elevation gains. didn't see another hiker on the trail only the occasional biker

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Moderate toughness. A few ups and downs but overall it was a well groomed trail and a nice 5 mile casual walk

mountain biking
Thursday, September 25, 2014

been back here multiple times I believe the rating system is off as I have brought the whole family down this trail however if you are pretty good you can get some pretty good speed. biggest tip go in a counter clockwise loop as I have been both ways and it is much more enjoyable that way. a few rock gardens may count for its rating but pretty easy overall. These are great trails to exercise and loose some weight on as you can work up a sweat and take a few other trails while there I have ridden over 10 miles of trails back in this state park.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Awesome trail for biking and hiking! But not really a double diamond, it's pretty easy.

mountain biking
Monday, November 12, 2012

I have ridden this trail. Certainly not a double black diamond. There are parts that are challenging, but most of it can be accomplished by novice mountain bikers. It is part of the Shenandoah River State Park. Very nice compilation of trails that favor beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. Warning, there is a lot of climbing and many loose rocks, so novices and those getting in shape may not enjoy until they are more experienced. But if you have time on the bike and are improving your skills this can be a great place to ride. The trails are wide and not too much technical challenge. There are a couple of portions that experts could enjoy but they are few and far between. Great interpretive center and looks like a great place to bring the whole family for day hiking and camping. Fishing is probably great on the river and may some tubing or canoeing/kayaking.

3 months ago

horseback riding
Friday, August 01, 2014